School Details

Sutter Middle School

3150 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 264-4150
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1353 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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100%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sutter Middle School is a public middle school in Sacramento. The principal of Sutter Middle School is Dave Rodriguez, whose e-mail is dave-rodriguez@scusd.edu. 1,353 children attend Sutter Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 6% of the Sutter Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 1,353 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sutter Middle School is 21:1. Sacred Heart Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 21%
Multiracial 8% %
Hispanic 34% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 21%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Asian 17% 20%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 47559%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 65%
Limited English proficiency 6% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    We are so fortunate to have our 8th grader attending Sutter Middle School. While we anticipated that a school of this size would be challenged to give us the type of personal attention we would hope for our student we have been delighted to find that the teachers and administration are so amazingly accessible and responsive. The teachers at this school are uniquely invested in the success of their students and our student has responded appropriately with solid engagement in his studies. As a family we have appreciated excellent communication by way of Infinite Campus grade updates as well as frequent email updates from teachers. Our 8th grader attributes his excellent grades and overall success to the high expectations of his teachers and the high quality social and learning environment encouraged by the administration.

  • (4 months ago)

    I give it a 5 only because vice principal is the best loving person there. I wish they would make her the principal. I feel sad at this school like everyone is afraid to talk to me teachers know the principal rolls his eyes at me. All because my dad defended me. But Ms. Martin the vice principal she's always smiling at me she doesn't care she still makes me feel welcomed but other people are mean teacher kick me out of class the principal points at me when I'm with my friends. But I won't give up I show them I'm strong and this is not going to hurt me. I love this school and I'm not leaving because some teachers or principal don't like me.

  • (4 months ago)

    Cockroaches dead rats. Who knows what is found in the food they haven't took care of this for 2 years. Teachers SOME are terrible bullying kids making them cry. Staff are rude principal is awful. Yesterday I noticed the principal being very rude to a mother I heard the entire conversation I was behind the mothers car I will be speaking to her today.

  • (5 months ago)

    School staff members need to be shining examples of the behavior they hope to see in their students " -Treat all students with patience and respect. Avoid sarcasm. Expect the best not the worst from students. Encourage students to ask questions when they don't understand. Vice principal should be the principal. They changed a event from family to kids only because a specific parent was going that the school dislikes. I don't like this school. I'm finding out more information as it is provided to me and will keep this site or other sites posted.

  • (6 months ago)

    As a Sutter parent I just wanted to say that Principal Rodriguez is already impressive on the first day of school. After 6PM he is still instantly responding to email and fixing issues that Rocklin School were always rediculously beauracratic about. +1 Sutter! Jeremiah H.

  • (6 months ago)

    Education is our passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. This is a great school let teachers do there job! And parents you will get positive results..and kids will succeed...Principal is professional And very helpful. As well as all staff members! 2 of my children will attend this school for there 2 year....and they love it....

  • (8 months ago)

    Sutter has so many students I feared my daughter might get lost in the shuffle. But she really wanted to go here because her friends were going. We've been very pleased with her academic success. There are lots of options of things to try (she was thrilled with what she learned in woodshop!). The principal and vice principal are easy to contact and concerned about the quality of the school. Teachers are concerned and easy to talk to as well as highly competent. Parent involvement is high. In fact every parent of a former student that I talked to was very positive in their reviews. We're looking forward to another great year.

  • (1 year ago)

    I loved this school always nice and a special kind of way that would feel like a home in sutter middle I'm a proud miner and always recommend Sutter. The teachers were always helpful and kind to help you with the homework what you don't understand or help with some of the notes you missed in class help with your problems that your having with your friend anything their always their for you. " Once A Miner Always A Miner" and a proud one.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hello... My daughter loves this school... And the kids are great... The teacher are great (Ms.Thomas) science she's awesome my daughter loves her... And her gym teacher mr.faith .. And of course the principals ms.martin and mr.rodriguez everyones great.. And also the front office personnel very polite.... I love this school..great education and great people...keep it up sutter.....

  • (1 year ago)

    Sutter Middle School located in Sacramento is a great school for kids with big brains. Socially the school is good and my son enjoyed it completely. My daughter is currently attending and she loves it too. I just wish they could have kept the Spanish teacher... from what I hear he was good.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a seventh grader too and I do think many of the students aren't too nice. But the teachers there are so helpful and dedicated to their job. I truly believe they want their students to succeed. I am in the SAS honor classes which has great teachers and some awesome students. There are bullies in every school and Sutter is no exception to that. But I've found some genuine people there who want me to do my best all year long at Sutter.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school isn't any better or worse than Mitchell Middle School. We put our daughter in this school after a rough sixth grade at Mitchell she did worse than at Mitchell for 7th grade. We then switched back to Mitchell. I believe that the school isn't the problem it's the student. If the student wants to succeed it will happen anywhere. There isn't anything special about Sutter that doesn't happen at Mitchell.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a seventh grader and I just started here at Sutter. I love that it so BIG. That doesn't necessarily mean everyone on is nice but if someone is mean you report it and find some new friends. I came from a small elementary school where there was BULLYING. All of the kids from there went to Sutter but I have no classes with them and found so many other great friends. Everyday i recognize someone that I hadn't seen for a really long time. (from soccer volleyball baseball swimming ect.) Now for academics. I love all of my teachers. I am in G.A.T.E. and I am challenged a majority of the time. I have woodshop for my elective and it is so much FUN! I am also excited to TA (teacher assistant) next year. My class teachers asked for supply donations that ranged from $3-$20 but understood if you couldn't afford it. Also Mr. Rodriguez and Mrs. Tahara-Martin are a little intimidating but I have become great friends with both of them. My mom dad and I are in PTSO (parent teacher student association.) My brother who is an eight grader goes here too and he loves it. Sutter has lot of SPIRIT and SMARTS. Also at lunch there is music and it's a nice break after four periods. GO MINERS!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of a current 7th grader and my older daughter was at Sutter last year for 8th grade. They both are having and had wonderful experiences at Sutter. I can't say enough about the fantastic teachers at this school. The teachers take extra time to offer tutoring during their lunch time or after school. They are caring and keep the parents updated on Zangle. The find the teachers at Sutter to be really exceptional. I know that now since my older daughter has moved on to high school & I don't get the same kind of current feedback like I did from the Sutter teachers especially with posting their grades on Zangle or on their class website.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in 7th grade at this school. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is! There is a lot of school spirit and PTSO is outstanding. Mr. Rodriguez and the office staff are fantastic. I'm not certain why any parent cannot contact the teachers the emails are on Zangle the school website and maybe classjump.I really love using Zangle to keep up with my son's progress. I saw a B go down to a D one day and IMMEDIATELY emailed the teacher. I received a response right away and always have!! The teachers are always wonderful about helping if my son or I ask. I hope all parents are using Zangle!

  • (3 years ago)

    I've never encountered racism and the school is absolutely wonderful. You would be doing your child a favor by sending then to Sutter.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is terrible. racism still exsists and u find that there is so many snobby kids. It is a big popularity contest and youll be better off sending them some where else

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Best teacher in the state (Jody Cooperman). I came form a catholic school and found compassion love learning and direction. I will always remember the welcoming Sutter community as a safe place in a hostile world. From the office people to the classroom it is a total atmosphere of unconditional love. It is a shame I had to leave my church to find it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers! Great Gate Program!Challenging. Teachers really want the children to suceed!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school!! My daughter will enter her second year at Sutter. As for the remark below..it is not the school's job to raise your child-you need to do that at home. I am glad that they are strict with discipline at this school. Excellent learning environment.

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